My guide Taib from Destination Zanzibar took me out on a boat ride to Prison Island. The island is a little smaller island located about 30 minutes boat ride outside Stone Town. At the island there is these giant tortoises that I wanted to see.

GIANT TORTOISES AT PRISON ISLAND, ZANZIBAR

a picture of boat taxi on the beach

a picture of the island from the boat

Inside Stone Town there is a hotel called the Tembo Hotel which looks very nice and that I would recommend to stay if you are staying in Stone Town more than 1 night. Just outside the hotel, on the beach there is lots of wooden boats that you go out with to the Prison Island.

a picture of Tembo hotel from the boat

a picture of the entrance to Tembo hotel

a picture of the beach from Tembo hotel

a picture of the boat captain driving the boat

a picture of the jetty from the boat

a picture of the anchor of the boat

a picture of at the entrance sign of Prison Island

There are several names for this island. Prison is one of the names, it is also called Changuu Island and is surrounded by coral blue water 😉

another picture of at the entrance sign of Prison Island

a picture of me on the walkway to the island

a picture of the walkway to the islanda selfie of me

a picture of me feeding a giant tortoise

a picture of me with four giant tortoises

another picture of me with giant tortoise

a picture of me with the caretaker of tortoises

Me and Taib from Destination Zanzibar that I had as a personal guide.

a picture of tourists swimming in the sea

a picture of a sign giving distances to different places

a picture of tortoises in their enclosure

a picture of a tortoise

a picture of tortoises in water

a picture of me with a giant tortoise

 

a picture of me with a tortoise

 

a picture of a sign to not sit on the tortoise

THANK YOU Taib for a really lovely and eventful day in Stone Town and the island! I can really recommend Taib as a guide!

a picture of me by the sea

Have you been on Prison Island, what did you think of the giant tortoises?

Have a safe flight!

/Charlotte

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